When you were perusing yesterday’s Hansard (don’t lie, you were) did you notice this question from Pete Hodgson to Richard Worth amongst the questions about his India shenanigans?
Hon Pete Hodgson: Does the Minister still receive any form of income from Simpson Grierson; if not, when did he last receive any income from Simpson Grierson?
The speaker disallowed this supplementary because it was too far from the original question but Labour must have known that would happen. Hodgson didn’t even bother object to the ruling or to try to reword the question. I’m curious what it was all about and I bet the journalists are too, which was the point of the question. Looks like there’s more to come out on this.
Oh and David Bennett has been disgraceful. Trevor Mallard has repeatedly asked him specific questions about who stopped the ACC chairman coming to the select committee and who decided Nick Smith would come instead. All Bennett says is “The members of that committee will be very thankful they had the Minister there. The fact that the Minister was there is something the members of the Labour Party should be very appreciative of.” Bennett is making a mockery of Question Time and Lockwood Smith should put a stop to it.